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Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    February 19, 2009 8:49 PM

    by ESPN.com

    The word in Denver for the past couple of years was that Denver standout cornerback Champ Bailey was closely watching all the big-dollar contracts handed out to cornerbacks around the league.

    Bailey signed a seven-year, $63 million deal with Denver after a trade from Washington in 2004. He has two more years remaining on his contract and it wouldn't be a shock if Bailey asks to redo his deal soon.

    Bailey may especially be interested in a new deal after seeing Oakland cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha sign a three-year, $45 million deal, one of the richest deals NFL history.


    Bailey will be 31 in June and he is coming off a season in which he suffered serious groin and elbow injuries. But he is still a prime cornerback. It won't be a surprise if he asks Denver to reconsider his deal soon.

    • With Julius Peppers getting the franchise tag in Carolina, the only big-name defender available is Tennessee defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. Conceivably, both Denver and Kansas City could make a run at Haynesworth. Both teams have needs on the defensive line and the necessary cap room. Still, it would be surprise if either the Broncos or the Chiefs made a run at Haynesworth.
    • The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Chargers and running back LaDainian Tomlinson will start discussing a new restructured contract on Sunday.
    • The Rocky Mountain News looks at all the dead money in Denver's vault after coaching and front-office changes.
    • Curtis Modkins, fired recently be Kansas City, has been hired as the running backs coach in Arizona. Ironically, he replaces Maurice Carthon who is now the assistant head coach in Kansas City.
    • Here's one name Chargers fans may want to keep tabs on during free agency: Miami tackle Vernon Carey.
    http://www.miamidolphins.com/newsite/team/roster/playerBio.asp?docid=14868
     
  2. Burley

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    Vernon is a left tackle, so I would assume he'd get left tackle $. With Marcus on the payroll I cant see us pulling the trigger. It would be awesome though...
     
  3. Johnny Lightning

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    2008 - Made his playoff debut in a starting role at right tackle on Jan. 4, 2009 in AFC Wild Card game against the Baltimore Ravens ... Started all 16 regular season games at right tackle ... Has now played in 76 straight games and has started 59 games in a row ... Started all four preseason games at right tackle.
     
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    So much for that idea...

    Updated: February 20, 2009, 2:31 PM ET
    Carey, Dolphins agree to dealComment Email Print Share By Tim Graham
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    INDIANAPOLIS -- The Miami Dolphins on Friday signed right tackle Vernon Carey to a six-year contract.

    Of Miami's five unrestricted free agents, Carey and safety Yeremiah Bell were the most significant. The Dolphins on Thursday opted not to place the franchise tag on either of them, increasing the likelihood they would hit the open market on Feb. 27.

    But the Dolphins locked up Carey less than 24 hours later.

    Carey, the 19th overall selection in the 2004 draft, has started 59 straight games for the Dolphins.

    He started at right tackle for two years and was moved to the left side for 2007. The Dolphins switched him back last year to make room for No. 1 pick Jake Long, who made the Pro Bowl.

    Tim Graham covers the AFC East for ESPN.com.
     

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